West Grove Presbyterian Church

Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known

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Pastor Charlie

                Pastor Charlie Gross

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or West Grove Presbyterian Church

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Link to pastoral resources - <click here>

Bless you all!  Was out with the flu for a number of days.  Rough March!  God is and has been very very good to me.  Received lots of support, prayers and help in this time and for all of you....... I am extremely grateful!

I will be ending my preaching at Avondale on April 16th - Easter Sunday.  

This decision was made after much prayer and discernment for a number of very important reasons.  First, Avondale needs a pastor who can devote much more time and energy meeting with the congregation, loving them and walking the road of faith with them.  Secondly, I feel the need to focus more of my time and energy serving the community of West Grove.  Thirdly, I can move the time for First Mobile Church back to 9am and make it more accessible to the faithful flock.  

Want a very powerful experience?  Visit the website: http://www.wherehopefindshome.com - It is a photo journalism display of refugees in the Lancaster, PA area who came to the U.S. to find peace, to find hope, to find abundant life.  

Josh, Frank and Dan saved Tom Krause's life with CPR!  Do you know what to do?  Watch this short CPR video clip:  <click here>

Read the article about First Mobile Church published by the Synod of the Trinity <click here>   Read the article about First Mobile Church in the Presbyterian Outlook - <click here>   Read the article about First Mobile Church in the Lancaster Newspaper - <click here>

For those interested in the Frequently Asked Questions on the General Assembly's Divestment decision, CLICK HERE!

Nov 23rd, 2015 - First Mobile Church was two years old!!  If you are ever shut-in, hospitalized, traveling, weathered in or for any reason, 'can't get to church,' simply dial 1-518-530-1840 and enter 345-710-914# at 8:15am on Sunday to attend this innovative service. (or, toll free - 1-855-212-0212 and enter 345-710-914#)

Here is the link to an outstanding small group resource called, Word Share Prayer - <click here>  I explained this on Saturday Oct 18, 2014 at the Gilday's bonfire "small group!"

Dotti Sayre, Pastor Charlie and Lisa Gross and an anonymous member joined the West Grove Presbyterian Church Legacy Society!  They did this by placing this body of Christ in their Will!  Will you join them in this bold move?  This will help the ministry and mission of this vital body of Christ go forward into the future! [ps - you can do this and remain anonymous, but at least let me or Kim McLimans know.]

Here is the online Spiritual Gift Survey mentioned in the June 8, 2014 sermon - Gifted for the Common Good!  Click here to download this quick and easy gift survey.  You could use this to help you plug in to your gifts, OR you could experiment, try things out and discover by "hands on," where you are gifted.

Leaving a Leadership Legacy!  Please read the sermon or listen to the sermon from May 18, 2014, from 1 Peter 5:1-7.  We are all called to lead willingly, with humility and by example.  One very powerful way of leaving a leadership legacy is by putting a paragraph in our Last Will and Testament that leaves a specific dollar figure or a specific percentage of our estates to the body of Christ at West Grove Presbyterian Church.

First Mobile Church!  This is a 40 minute church service held at 8:15am via a conference call!  See firstmobilechurch.org for more details!  Or, at 8:15am on Sunday, simply call 518-530-1840 and enter meeting ID code - 345-710-914#  Or, you may call toll free - 1-855-212-0212 and enter 345-710-914#   Welcome to a faith community gathered from all over via a telephone conference call!  Oh, for an information center area for this church, call 1-641-715-3800 and enter 10326#  for complete information about First Mobile church.

Read the news about First Mobile Church, Click here for the Lancaster Newspaper article.  Click here for the Daily Local article.

Big news!  If you received an email from RightNowMedia.org, please open it up and register!  I am sharing my continuing education money with you and a chance to dive into thousands of Bible studies, conference talks and training posts.  This is a gold mine of educational opportunities.  To date, 21 out of 60 have joined to take advantage of this amazing resource!  If you want to take advantage of this huge resource, send me your email address!

Have you tried out the new West Grove Training Center?  It's really easy.  Simply call 1-641-715-3800 and enter access code 31274#  There are a number of interesting topics addressed.  Try it today!

Jan 19, 2013 - Men's breakfast at 8a  Speaker was Glenn Davis - Attorney and Chief Master Sergeant in the Delaware Air National Guard.  Topic - "Our Legacy" - Click here to listen

The Age of Collaboration, Sharing and Communicating!

I would love to have more conversations regarding innovative and creative ways of being the body of Christ in 2015 and beyond!  I’ve created a shared Google document to share comments and ideas for building the body of Christ and for Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known.  Go to  http://tiny.cc/rq8yqw. and enter your comments and ideas!  You will bless me and do your part to grow the kingdom!


Send one of the following video clips around to your friends!   

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The New Members Class outline is "on line!"  (Click here for it) (9/12/12)

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West Grove Presbyterian Church is working very hard to make church simple, where everything we do is aligned to Know Christ and Make Christ Known.  We invite everyone into our fellowship, we study God's Word, we worship, we pray, and we work together to know Jesus Christ - the Savior of the world!  And, we diligently seek new ways to make this wonderful Savior known!

I am also a strong believer in over communication.  Please keep me informed via cell phone: 484.748.0241 (this is a google voice number that forwards to my 717.468.1568 cell phone.  It is a local number in the West Grove area) or email: cwgross@gmail.com.  I want to know how I can best pray for you and support you in your specific ministry.

God's Extravagant Blessings to you all!

Pastor Charlie